Quotes 1 till 7 of 7.
American writer 1842-19140
Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-18010
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
British writer 1810-18650
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-0
The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
The most difficult We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.
When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
French philosopher 1909-1943-1
The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.